Posts tagged Portrait


Louis XIV as Apollo (1653). Henri Gissey (French,1621-1673). Pen, wash and gouache. Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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Contemporary chroniclers admired the artistic diversity of the Ballet of Night (1653), elaborated by Giacomo Torelli based on verses by Isaac de Benserade, which called for over one hundred costumes. These were created by Henri Gissey “designer ordinary of the King’s Revels and Ballets.”

Louis XIV as Apollo (1653). Henri Gissey (French,1621-1673). Pen, wash and gouache. Bibliothèque nationale de France.

via books0977:

Contemporary chroniclers admired the artistic diversity of the Ballet of Night (1653), elaborated by Giacomo Torelli based on verses by Isaac de Benserade, which called for over one hundred costumes. These were created by Henri Gissey “designer ordinary of the King’s Revels and Ballets.”


Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

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